Viewing NBC.com’s Office videos on a Mac — updated

Did you know that you can find some hilarious deleted Office scenes at NBC.com? Unfortunately, you can’t view these videos on a Mac.

The discussion on how to get around this limitation started with Life in the Office (thanks, Brian!) and a savvy reader named Bert.

But now, thanks to Fiona and her excellent comment below, here is how to watch these clips on a Mac with pretty high quality, and completely free!

  1. Download and install Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac (free download).
  2. In Finder, double-click the WMV Player.
  3. Choose File > Open URL, and enter one of the links below.
  4. Wait until the video completely downloads before playing it.

Video links:

  • Dwight conducts his investigation (Drug Testing):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_dwight_epk_042706.wmv
  • Michael talks to Jan and Brenda about the cruise (Booze Cruise):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_deleted_01_cruise.wmv
  • Toby misses the boat (Booze Cruise):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_deleted_02_missed.wmv
  • Dwight clarifies who the captain is (Booze Cruise):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_deleted_03_captain.wmv
  • Angela tells Darryl no (Booze Cruise):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_deleted_04_no.wmv
  • Creed’s guitar solo (Booze Cruise): mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_deleted_rock_recut.wmv
  • Kevin gives Ryan a nickname (Email Surveillance):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_fireguy.wmv
  • Michael wants to be one of the guys (Email Surveillance):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_michaelbee.wmv
  • Michael does a little improv (Email Surveillance):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_michaelimprov.wmv
  • Michael talks to the IT guy (Email Surveillance):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_itturban.wmv
  • Dwight describes his perfect date (Hot Girl):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_hotgirl_deleted.wmv
  • Michael hangs with the warehouse guys (Basketball):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_basketball_deleted.wmv
  • Jim breaches Dwight’s security system (The Alliance):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_alliance_deleted.wmv
  • Is Dwight already dead? (Health Care):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_healthcare_deleted.wmv
  • Michael spells diversity (Diversity Day):
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_diversity_deleted.wmv

3 comments

  1. I used the same process, but with Quicktime Player (with the flip4mac plugin installed) instead of WMP andd the quality was much improved! Wait for the entire movie to load before hitting play. If you have Quicktime Pro, you can even then save the clip on your computer.

    Here are the links I was able to get to work:

    Angela tells Darrell to say when
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_deleted_04_no.wmv

    Who’s captain of the boat?
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_deleted_03_captain.wmv

    Toby misses the boat
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_deleted_02_missed.wmv

    Pre-Booze Cruise – Michael with Pam & Brenda
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_deleted_01_cruise.wmv

    Michael gets ready to go to improv
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_michaelimprov.wmv

    Michael as a worker bee
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_michaelbee.wmv

    Kevin calls Ryan Fireguy
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_fireguy.wmv

    Dwight’s dream date
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_hotgirl_deleted.wmv

    Michael’s basketball skills
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_basketball_deleted.wmv

    Dwight’s password
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_alliance_deleted.wmv

    Diversity Day
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_diversity_deleted.wmv

    Diseases Dwight could get
    mms://od-msn.msn.com/3/mbr/office_healthcare_deleted.wmv

  2. Fantastic, Fiona, THANK YOU!

    I will definitely have to try this when I get home from work….

    :)

  3. Awesome! You just saved me from writing a very nasty to NBC.com’s webmaster.

    ‘Course, I might need to do that anyway.

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